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PBS
Mar 14, 2011 7:00pm EDT
nuclear energy here in the u.s., we continue our coverage of japan's massive earthquake. you're watching "nightly business report" for monday, march 14. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. my colleague tom hudson is off tonight. it's day four of japan's monstrous earthquake and tsunami, and the full brunt of the damage is still unknown. the death toll is expected to exceed 10,000 and the country continues to battle the threat of a catastrophic nuclear accident. now japan is focused on the enormous human suffering, but attention around the world is also shifting to the economic consequences of the disaster. many economists believe the country is likely to slide into recession. so what will that mean for the rest of the world? suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: there's no question the human toll of japan's epic earthquake and tsunam
FOX
Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
other u.s. military personnel had already begun 20 missions. the aircraft have been conducting missions on the lookout for things like this, a man found 10 miles out to sea, clinging to his roof. he had apparently run back to his house to retriever things when the tsunami hit. he broke down and cried. his wife remains missing. in addition to military help, the u.s. is providing lots of civilian humanitarian add. two rescue teams, one from fairfax, virginia, the other from los angeles have arrived in japan. they are among teams sent from 10 different countries. the american red cross also helping out in an assistance capacity for the japanese red cross. >> there are also pockets of communities where no one has been able to get to yet, because they've been cut off by roads that have been destroyed or even by the tsunami waters that haven't receded. those are the people we're really worried about. >> reporter: the good news about this disaster with so many assets already in place in japan at the naval base, the naval station, and on nearby islands such as okinawa, the u.s. is able
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 4:30am EDT
explosion in three days. authorities say the blast didn't cause a massive radiation leak. still, u.s. warships and planes helping with relief efforts temporarily moved away from the area as a precaution. crews have been desperately trying to avoid a nuclear meltdown at the facility since it was damaged in friday's powerful earthquake. over the weekend they dumped sea water into the reactors to try to cool them down. more than 180,000 residents were also evacuated, and had to be scanned for radiation before entering shelters. across the northeast coast, more than 10,000 people are believed to be dead from the magnitude 9 quake, and tsunami. dramatic new video captured violent waves that slammed ashore, wiping out entire villages. since the massive earthquake three days ago, aftershocks continue to rattle the region. an average of 12 to 15 per hour. some more than 6.0 in magnitude. but there are stories of survival. crews rescued this 60-year-old man who was clinging to what was left of his roof. this man also made it out alive. i thought i was dying when i was pushed into the water, h
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 6:30pm EDT
government has reached out to the iaea, the international atomic agency and the u.s. determined here in a desperate race to avoid a catastrophic meltdown. entire families escaped the shadow of the doomed nuclear power reactors are coming here worried they were exposed to radiation. we were given extraordinary access to the test sites where medical teams used megaphones to direct the parents and children where to go. they're using geiggar counters and hand held scanners checking everyone one by one especially the most vulnerable, the children scanning this little girl's hair and there are countless faces here. there are three nuclear reactors at what is called the fukushima daiichi plant. just two days ago an explosion at reactor one released radioactive material into the air and yesterday a second blast at three releasing more and while dramatic these are not the worst case scenarios. tonight there is growing concern over reactor number two becoming dangerously overheated. inside each of those buildings it's a fiery hot nuclear core. inside a small structure. cool water must be pumpe
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 4:25am EDT
. >> reporter: japan's u.s. ambassador and on meet the press. >> we have to take quick action. we have to take a most cautious attitude and also we have to mobilize all our forces. these are the principles in meeting with these great challenges that we are face. >> reporter: a nuclear security expert told chris wallace. worst case scenario is a full meltdown of multiple reactors. >> they spew radioactivity into the ground, the air, water. some of that radioactivity could carry in the atmosphere to the west coast of the united states. >> reporter: the fear is already spreading, dampening what had been a growing call for more nuclear facilities here in the u.s. senator joe lieberman said all 104 u.s. plants do go through annual safety drills. >> i've been a big supporter of nuclear power because it is domestic, it is ours and it is clean. we've had a good safety record here in the united states. but i think we've got -- i don't want to stop the building of nuclear power plants but i think we've got to kind of quickly put the brakes on until we can absorb what has happened in japan. >> re
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
housley live in the early morning in japan. stay safe. thank you. in the u.s., the americans are mobilizing to help the strongest asian ally. james rose season at the state department. >> i want to reiterate america's support for people in japan. i said directly to the prime minister of japan, prime minister kan that the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as japan recovers from multiple disasters. >> already that assistance spans the full range of the u.s. government asset and capabilities. officials from the department of energy and the nuclear regulatory commission are working on site with the japanese counterparts. >> in particular, they have asked for additional types of equipment that will help provide water in other re sources to ensure that the reactors continue to be cool. >> we have dispatched suggest matter experts. both reactor experts and expert on emergency response. >> the u.s. agency for international development has spent nearly $750,000 on japanese relief efforts. u.s. aid rushed to the quake zone a team that includes officials from the de
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 3:00pm EDT
washington on the u.s. effort to help. but first we will get to the pacific coast of japan. what is the latest on the nuclear situation there to the north? >>reporter: well, it is happening again, up the coast from where we are, the massive complex of nuclear reactors has been targeted, hit by both of earthquake and tsunami. the technicians this night are trying to avoid yet another hydrogen explosion at this reactor, the nuclear rods have been exposed, partly exposed and the risk of a meltdown at this reactor we are told is very real there already have been other explosions at one reactor this morning and another at another reactor on saturday. each time there is an explosion there is release of radioactivity that is why there is a 12 mile exclusion zone, 140,000 people have been evacuated and some have been exposed to radiation and the folk here, the authorities say it is under control but there are a lot of skeptical people here in japan and elsewhere. >>shepard: in question, greg, we know there are millions facing difficult circumstances and conditions right now. tell us of thei
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
concerns forcing the u.s. military to reposition some ships and aircraft away from the east coast of japan. the u.s.s. ronald reagan now pulling back from the fukushima plant after low levels of radioactivity were found in the air. 17 air crew members who returned from a relief mission were said to have been exposed to low levels of radioactive activity. they were treated but they have not had any reaction. >> reporter: following the disaster in japan some say it's still a viable and vital source of energy in the u.s., but connecticut senator joe lieberman says it's time to put a brake on nuclear power. >> put the brakes on it until we understand the ramifications of what's happened in japan. we have 104 nuclear power plants in america now. 23 of them are built according to designs that are similar to the nuclear power plants in japan that are now the focus of our concern. >> reporter: senator lieberman says he still supports the development of nuclear power, but the u.s. should take another look at its domestic policy. bill: the facts on the fukushima nuclear plant can be found a
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 4:00pm EDT
extremely difficult for the japanese. and the u.s. has not flown for the areas we are told because of the nuclear threat so they are on the outlying area where there are hundreds of thousands more in need. further to the south we are on the edge of the disaster zone, and the tsunami ran through here at 10' high. where we were located there was a system in place and people were able to get away from here and no one died where we are located but yesterday we were here in the afternoon when soot warning came through and people ran in all directions but even here, 75 miles or so north of tokyo it is difficult to find food. the power is on in some places, off in others. when you get to a fuel station that is open the lines are massive, lines that stretch in some cases two- or three-miles, if they even get to the front of the line, and then the gas station is closed because there is not a drop left. the situation here is very difficult situation and we are monitoring it, and, also, monitor the situation with the nuclear locations to our north. back to you in new york. >>neil: thank you, ada
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 1:00am EDT
at the center of a life and death debate just arrived here in the u.s. earlier an aunt of the infant said a u.s. hospital agreed to care for joseph. joseph's parents have been battling with the canadian hospital caring for the 14 month old. doctors say the disease is fatal and they decided to go ahead and remove his breathing tube although his parents believe that removeing that tube would cause him to choke and die violent li. fox news just learned that the terminally ill infant known as baycy joseph just arrived here in the u.s. we will keep you informed of any new developments with that story as they become available. we did learn that his parents have brought him here to seek medical care because they weren't getting the care that they thought he should receive in canada. if you want to know more about the story log on to fox news .com to find out the very latest on this fox news exclusive. now, back to "geraldo at large" already in progress. anks to the venture card from capital o, we get double miles on every purchase. so we earned a trip to new orlns twice as fast! bebe
CBS
Mar 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
struggling to contain the threat of multiple meltdowns. flooding across large parts of the u.s. force some residents out of their homes and on to higher ground. and pushed out. the state department spokesman quits after causing the treatment of the suspected wikileaks leaker ridiculous. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. we are getting a clearer picture of the death and devastation in japan caused by friday's massive earthquake and tsunami. here's the latest. japan has now upgraded the quake to a magnitude 9. more than 1400 people are confirmed dead, with fears the toll could surge past 10,000. authorities say there is a risk of another nuclear reactor explosion, but u.s. officials say there is no radiation threat to the west coast. dent all along the we have correspondents all along the earthquake zone tonight and we begin with ben tracey in tokyo. >> reporter: the port town of minamisanriku on the northeastern coast is nearly wiped out and in the area near there authorities now fear 10,000 people may be dead. when
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
the rubble. american navy bases are close to the quake zone helping with efforts there. the u.s. sent one other urban search and rescue team. that team is from los angeles. of course, our coverage will be online on myfoxdc.com. let's check back in with mary ann after -- rafferty with a look at japan. >> there was a loud bang followed by white smoke and a third reactor of the power planted. it is likely that a hydrogen explosion occurred. >> reporter: authorities have been frantically trying to cool the plant down following a system failure in the wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami. the government has evacuated tens of thousands near the plant. monday also brought a powerful 6.2 aftershock to japan. residents are still scrambling to evacuate in the wake of friday's massive 9.0 magnitude quake. millions of quake survivors are struggling to find food and water and drivers are being rationed small amounts of fuel has some gas station are running out. the u.s. state department urges no americans to travel there. japanese-americans are struggling to connect with anyone. >> it is busy
FOX News
Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
about 75, 80 miles from that initial reactor. we are outside of the ring by a good amount. u.s. helicopters according to one new york times report detected particles as far as 50 miles in the air. was it inland out in the water? the breezes blowout to sea so we are thinking it's out that way. that is a significant development. right now if you take all of the reports about what is going on the japanese will tell you anywhere between 200 and 300 thousand people have been evacuated from near those two different sites. again there are 120 kilometers apart. the first one is 75-80 miles up the coast from where i am standing now. those are up to 200, 300 thousand people have been evacuated 200 people have been treated for nuclear exposure from japanese sources from the government. those numbers are getting pretty solid since this morning when we got here i have been monitoring all of the feeds coming in as we can. it's a serious situation something everybody is watching extremely closely. you have already dealt with an earthquake here a tsunami significant after shocks and now this.
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 11:00am EDT
west coast of the u.s. more powerful after shocks rocked japan today. a thousand bodies wash ashore on the devastated northeast coast of the country. raising the death toll officially now lis listed as tad 9.0 and the tsunami that hit just half wards. the details get worse by the day. >> reporter: absolutely. it's completely unbelievable. every day i go out it gets worse than the day before. i went down by the airport which was hit by the tsunami on friday afternoon. the military here are walking through the fields picking up body parts from the culverts and amongst the rice paddies. it's appalling. jon: just the rebuilding, even the cleaning up has to be so badly affected by the fact that there is so little power, so little fuel, so little working machinery. >> reporter: absolutely. the military are doing wall they can. a lot of the emergency services are coming in from other parts of the country. but it really is a drop in the ocean. the area that has been affected by this i this is colossal. you can drive for miles and see devastated houses, cars are upside down, factories, every
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. plus, some members of the u.s. military exposed to radiation as they try to help disaster survivors. and now the u.s. navy getting its ship out of the danger zone. good tuesday morning from tokyo, japan. 8:00 a.m. here in a metropolis of 13 million people in a. [no audio] >> jon: i'm jon scott in new york. we have temporarily lost our connection with shepard smith. shepard? >> shepard: infrastructure largely intact. and back here in tokyo, a city of 13 million people now dealing with the possibility of nuclear cataclysm. right now warnings of rolling blackouts that officials at tokyo electric power company or at the tepko warned they might have to lose to conservative energy. in the hardest hit areas north this was the scene when the tsunami crashed through last week, carrying everything in its path away. in some places the landscape has swept clean of life, entire communities are gone. and parents are telling children stories of children ripped from their arms. a japanese news agency reports 2,000 people have washed ashore in one province alone. it's impossible to know ho
FOX News
Mar 13, 2011 9:00pm EDT
it. >> the u.s. was the largest donor pledging $200 million to build a new shelter over the existing surfkofagus. it was supposed to be done in 2008 but the money disappeared and construction hasn't started. the reactors shut down years ago are still sitting topped off with radioactive fuel. no one knows how to clean up the nearby town. 50,000 people used to live here. it isn't a slice of history it lives on in the land and thousands of lives it has claimed. in chernobyl dana lewis, fox news. >> addressing his nation sunday night the japanese prime minister said their future would be decided by the choices made by each un individual urging th to get involved helping to rebuild their country. erg they are doing is over shadowed by the nuclear danger of the crippled reactors. kevin camps joins us in dc and mark seigel in nyu and fox news medical a team here. >> is the radiation what's most on our minds in japan? >> we have our drowning victims. we have wounds lack of clean water sewage bacterial infections all of that people displace from their homes thousands of people are facing emin
NBC
Mar 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
. manufacturing in the u.s. has been healing the economic recovery. stock futures are under pressure this morning as the full magnitude of the events in japan are starting to hit home. on friday, we saw gains for industrial companies. u.s. companies coming up with ways to make it easier to donate money to help japan. you can donate on itunes. you can make $10 donations under cell phones. users can send a text message and select one of 10 charities ranging from the red cross to the salvation army. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> jane, thank you. we'll see you back here at 6:15 for your next report. >> two major items are going down in price. we'll tell you what that is. >> that sounds good. thank you. >> 5:21. 39 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll get another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> an annual procedure for millions of women in the u.s. -- the yearly mammogram. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. would you change your bank if it suddenly imposed a ceiling on your debit card purchases
PBS
Mar 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
on. should the u.s. intervene? and npr's shoots itself in the foot again. >> it is time to push bird bird out of the nest. >> let me say at the outset we are putting this program together on friday just as we are getting the details on the earthquake and to none in japan. we do not have a lot to add except that modern science and technology have enabled officials in hawaii and the west coast of the u.s. to warn residents well in advance. as always, the u.s. navy is ready to respond quickly to events in the pacific with humanitarian relief. beyond that, there is not much we can say at this point. the program is "inside wash.." it has been a long while since a congressional hearing has built up so much advanced + -- publicity, 7 negative. this was on home ground terrorism. ever since the announcement hearings, peter king had been accused of being a latter day joe mccarthy, but he refused to back down. >> to back them would be a craven surrender to political practice and an abdication of what i believe is the main responsibility of this committee, to protect america from a terroris
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2011 5:30am EDT
fortunately still within the legal limits. >>> meanwhile, the u.s. now says it's moved its ships and aircraft away from one of the quake-stricken plants, after discovering some low-level radioactive contamination. the new york city "times" is reporting that the "uss ronald reagan" passed through a radioactive cloud causing the crew to receive a month's worth of radiation in just an hour. kristen dahlgren there with more. that country still dealing with some significant aftershocks. can you give us a sense, 6.2 overnight for us, how is that affect the effort to try to find survivors? >> reporter: well we even felt that aftershock down here in tokyo. it's making it terribly difficult for the rescue workers trying to comb through all of the rubble they have to look through trying to find survivors. you can imagine the fear and panic among the people that went through this earlier and today herd the sirens sound again and had officials telling them to try to get to higher ground. there was a slight rise in the sea level, no wave did come ashore. but just sheer panic during those moments
SFGTV2
Mar 14, 2011 4:00pm PDT
network of 25 cities, 12 in the u.s., 13 in europe, and oakland is one of those cities, but i, of course, wearing my regional hat, have looked to expand what i have been learning through the network and the opportunities that present themselves to the network and to expand that. and where better to bring a cycling delegation than to the city of san francisco, a city very much on the verge of, i think, turning the tide in favor of cycling where there are 40-some-odd, 43-plus projects waiting in the wings for the environmental lawsuits to come to a close. so it is very exciting to have the opportunity for the delegation to come here, and i think the timely honkly, could not be -- honestly, could not be better. they have spent just over a day in the city of oakland doing a bit of a bike tour, meeting with elected officials there and a community open house last night where we had 80 folks turn out to listen to their talk. the other thing, obviously the public support and the public interest in this issue is alive and well and i think it's wonderful to see. i will also say that none of these
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 3:00am EDT
% number came from a u.s. seismologist and you heard that same number from australian sieismologists as well who believe that something in the 7's will come our way and historically what happens in this region after the first massive quake. will it happen? that remains to be seen of course. and people don't have a lot of supplies. we are where we're located on the edge of the structures, along the waterfront and remind people what we saw in southeast asia, in 2004-2005, they had the tsunami warning system here in place and the people, the market pass packed at the time and 15 minutes to get away and a seven or eight foot wall of water. and i've been told by a couple of people in the region, if another tsunami were to come, they're working officially and the warning systems are either out and they were destroyed when the water came through or there's no electricity to run them. other parts of the country are having blackouts to help the people who don't have electricity maybe funnel some of that power to the north. and very cold here at night and several million people without electricit
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2011 1:00pm EDT
asking could this happen to us here in the united states. the u.s. has 23 plants that have a similar type of design or build to this japanese plant. does that worry you? does that concern you? do we need to update? >> it does worry me. i raised this issue 29 years ago that we should have back-up system in case the containments over pressure, which is what's been happening here, that they had to release gas from the containments to prevent them from exploding. it would be possible to have a robust filtration system that you could vent those containments through. in fact, the french and the swedes have both installed those kind of containments but the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission didn't want to do that. >> frank von hippel, thank you so much. >>> we should point out that president obama this morning was in virginia. he also pledged all of his support to the people of japan. he called the quake and the tsunami survivors, quote, some of our closest friends and allies. john harwood is cnbc's chief washington correspondent and joins us now. i know we're just waiting for the white hou
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 3:05am PDT
martha raddatz reports now on the u.s. response. >> reporter: dozens of helicopters from the carrier "uss ronald reagan" are delivering food and supplies nonstop. others are searching for the thousands still missing or stranded by the quake. and the ravaging waters that followed. seven u.s. ships with thousands of sailors aboard are now taking part in the effort with four more ships on the way. >> we're first to respond to anything that goes on in this world. i feel that we are -- we put our best effort forward and we give them all the resources that we would give anybody in america. >> reporter: marines from okinawa and dozens more transport helicopters have moved up the coast of japan. at least 100 air force personnel are working to restore electricity to an air base near the most effected areas. and the 150-member search and rescue teams from virginia and california that have been called upon in so many tragedies, will be moving out into the stricken towns. an indication just how desperate the japanese are for aid, in the 1995 earthquake there where 6,000 people died, the
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2011 3:00pm EDT
a nuclear reactor raises fears the disaster in the pacific is only just beginning. the u.s. navy exposed to radiation as far as 100 miles offshore. how many lives are at risk? and can a catastrophic nuclear meltdown be cob takened? we're live on the scene as america and the world respond. >>> plus -- retreat. forces loyal to moammw moammar gadhafi push rebels back in the desert. >>> what can the actor mel gibson learn from the people of japan? the special comment coming up. >>> it's hard to believe, but with each passing hour the situation in japan is becoming more dire and dangerous. and today, this. another explosion rips through a nuclear containment building and this, the safety system at a third nuclear reactor within the stricken fukushima plant breaking down. the reactor's fuel rods exposed for more than two hours. and officials seem unable to determine just how much water remains, as they seek to prevent a full-scale meltdown. beyond the dangers surrounding nuclear plant, there's widespread suffering from sendai to tokyo. millions are facing a mull tide of challenge. offi
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
in the air and wounded 11 workers. meanwhile, u.s. resources are arrived to help the country responded to friday's earthquake that killed more than 10,000. japan's prime minister says it was the worst crisis since world war ii. while japan works to control its nuclear facilities from a third explosion, here and the united states, some lawmakers are asking for a halt to our nuclear power facilities. your thoughts on the that this morning. we will begin with "the new york times" and their head line. "u.s. nuclear push may be in peril." also this morning, it notes and "the washington post" -- a wary look at u.s. nuclear plants. regulators are reviewing license applications for 20 reactors -- yesterday on the sunday show, senator joseph lieberman, independent, talked about whether or not to have a temporary halt on nuclear power. here is what he had to say. >> we have 104 nuclear power plants in our country. every year, once a year, fema, nuclear regulatory commission, they go through emergency planning to see what they would do if it's a disaster struck. -- if a disaster struck.
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> and bodies have been found in mlyangi. >> stock tock closed down over there six percent. >> u.s. naval forces are moving away from japan over fears of troops exposed to dangerous radiation particularly on the uss regan. >> rescue relief remains top priority but thousands of people are evacuated near the fukushima nuclear plant. if you look at it. second hydrogen explosion to rock the plant and the massive cloud of smoke is carrying radioactive conitalination and that is a concern for the u.s. naval ship providing humanitarian assistance. that affects uss ronald reagan a hundred miles from the plant. they detected low levels of radiation and prompted the ship to move further out to sea. in fact, the commander of the fleet. vice admiral, reveals that the ships are being temporarily repositioned and aircraft away from the fukushima dutch nuclear plant. it goes on to report that sensative units were conducted. 17 crew members were exposed to low level activity in the mission and the radio activity was removed from the affected crew by washing with soap and water and no further conta
CNN
Mar 14, 2011 3:00pm EDT
today. we're going to get to the danger lurking there in just a moment. and also the new u.s. response to that. >>> but first, i want to talk about these incredible stories of survival. so far some 15,000 people reportedly have been saved in japan. one of the most amazing rescues happened offshore. let's watch this together. you're going to see this man. he's floating. do you see him? arms up in the air, floating on what's left of the roof of his home. he says he was holding on for dear life as he was washed nine miles out to sea. he was finally spotted by someone, rescued by the men in that boat. that was sunday, two days after the tsunami. his wife was swept away. >>> also, watch this. watch very carefully. can you see through the rear of this car? little bit of movement. people above on a rooftop had obviously amazing eyesight, saw movement in that car, a hand moving. so they yelled for a rescue team nearby who pulled out this elderly woman. here she comes out of the car. she says her car was carried away by the tsunami and covered in mud and debris. she and two friends we
ABC
Mar 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
been hoping for a rebirth of nuclear energy in the u.s. >> this is the nuclear industry's worst nightmare. >> reporter: nuclear energy is one of the cornerstones of president obama's efforts to wean this country from fossil fuels. but tonight, one prominent senator says it is time for a moratorium on new nuclear construction. the white house won't go that far, telling abc news in a statement that the president is committed to learning lessons from japan so that knnuclear energy can be produced here safely. david? >> david kerley in washington tonight. david, many thanks. >>> as you know, the u.s. is one of dozens of nations now reaching out to japan to help. in fact, tonight, as we're on the air, u.s. search and rescue teams have started their work. we're going to turn to martha raddatz with that part of the story. >> reporter: good evening, david. like so many other stations, the u.s. is sending any kind of assistance it can for this rescue and recovery effort that will likely be one of the largest ever undertaken. the massive aircraft carrier "uss ronald reagan" now sits just
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
12-mile area and the u.s. navy moved warships further offshore to avoid radiation exposure. the quake generated a tsunami. rescuers continue to search. entire neighborhoods have been wiped out. in one area a ship ended up on top of a building. homeowners aren't sure where to begin. >> i don't have money. broken. >> reporter: the united nations is helping to coordinate disaster relief. millions are without food and water and aid workers are having trouble getting through. >> reporter: planes were headed for the japanese mainland. makeshift shelters are jammed. people have top stand in line for water. in many towns with grocery stores, the shelves are timing -- are emptying out. many cities are without electricity because the reactors are off line which means millions will have to spend another night in the cold. >> the us sent nuclear experts. insurance companies said this could be the second worst disaster behind hurricane katrina. >>> our complete coverage continues with mike hellgren. he spent the day at three mile island in pennsylvania with steps being take ton keep all of u
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
on c-span3. now for live coverage of the u.s. house. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. march 14, 2011. i hereby appoint the honorable john campbell to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 5, 2011, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour, and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes each. but in no event shall debate continue beyond 1:50 p.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from south carolina, mr. duncan, for one minute. mr. duncan: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. duncan: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 2:05am EDT
. >> we're hearing that too. thank you so much. abc's akiko few he. >>> help from the u.s. is arriving in the quake zone. urban search and rescue teams from fairfax, virginia, and los angeles are joining rescuers from japan and other countries. highly drained dogs are able to detect live victims who might be buried in the debris. the teams land the at a u.s. air base about 150 miles north of sendai. >>> the nuclear fears from this crisis in japan are only raising concerns here in the u.s. what if such a disaster ever hit us here at home? david kerley has more on that. >> reporter: japan had never declared a nuclear emergency. it is dealing with six runaway reactors. two in dire shape. >> two reactors now where we have core that is partially melted. this is unprecedented. >> reporter: the good news, inside those buildings, the hot nuclear cores and their primary containment housings are said to be intact. but with no electricity, the japanese are reportedly using firetrucks, taking the drastic step of pumping sea water into the cores and flooding the containment housings of both reactor
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
radiation, and the u.s. has had to move warships back. >>> meanwhile meltdown fears. a third reactor is losing its cooling capacity. officials say even under the best scenario, this isn't going to end any time soon. it's monday, march 14th, 2011. i'm chuck todd. savannah is on assignment. >>> also this morning, libya, gadhafi's troops tighten their grip renewing calls for a no-fly zone from some rebels. we'll talk to the pentagon's press secretary on the latest on that. >>> then there's politics. another short-term budget deal. 2012ers are target to act more like candidates and the sound bite now heard around the country. let's get to the rundown and we're going to start in japan and the latest on the tragedy there. the prime minister is calling it the country's worst crisis since world war ii. officials are still grappling with the size and scope of the damage left by last week's earthquake and tsunami. at least 10,000 are dead, 15,000 are still missing. bodies that were swept out to sea in the tsunami are now washing ashore. entire villages have been destroyed, now covered in piles
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 4:30am EDT
nuclear crisis worsens. a new blast at an already-damaged nuclear plant. as the world reaches out, the u.s. military and rescue crews arrive on the scene. >>> we are live in japan, on this special edition of "america this morning." >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. there's two, main concerns in japan this morning, coping with the huge scope of the humanitarian disaster. also, nuclear fares from three, crippled reactors. >> overnight, there was a new blast at the fukushima plant that was felt 25 miles away. and also injured several workers. so far, though, radiation levels are still within legal limits. >>> also today, 2,000 bodies were found on the shores. authorities there may ask foreign funeral homes to send supplies. >> and thousands of people are still missing. and the death toll, now, could pass 10,000. >>> and details on all of these developments, plus how the disaster is impacting stock markets on this first, full session since the quake. >> we begin our coverage, now, with emily schmidt. >> reporter: in parts of japan, where the earthquake ma
CBS
Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
carried out to sea on the roof of his home was rescue. two u.s. aircraft carriers are at the ready. american rescue teams with sniffer dogs have arrived to search for survivors. helicopters are delivering food and supply. many are still without food and water. stores here in tokyo have been stripped of the bare essentials. especially water. and there are long lines at gas stations. people here are worried about the threat of another earthquake, a tsunami, or a nuclear emergency. japan is battling the threat of multiple nuclear meltdowns at crippled reactors. the government is rationing electricity with rolling blackouts beginning monday. but this prime minister says his country will get over this disaster. eyewitness news. >> once again we want to go back to the live pictures where we confirm there has been another explosion at a nuclear power plant. we are closely watching the situation. we are told by the nuclear regulatory commission that harmful levels of radiation activity are not expected to reach u.s. shores. stay with wjz for the coverage in japan. for the latest log on to
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 4:30am PDT
three reactors there. the u.s. has confirmed that the aircraft carrier ronald reagan and helicopters flying eight missions in japan have been exposed to radiation but no military personnel are recorded sick. we'll get the latest from japan. >> an exposure ripped through another reactor, something officials warned could happen following the first explosion on saturday. the container reportedly wasn't damaged. the radiation leaked but the levels were low. still there's reason for concern. >> we are at a reactor tipping point. either the next 24 to 48 hours they'll get control or you'll get meltdown on more than one reactor, an unprecedented situation. >> hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate. the message for survivors of the disaster was clear sos. but the mission to deliver help has been difficult. how many numbers of people are stranded and homeless sleeping in makeshift shelterers. there was a shortage of water, food and power. lines stretched for ten city blocks. one mother said i didn't know what to feed my baby. i didn't want to dehydrated. waves showed how
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
japan is asking the u.s. for help with the threat. >> and i said directly to the prime minister of japan, prime minister, the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as japan recovers. >> reporter: meanwhile, two u.s. search-and-rescue teams are on the ground to ashest is as millions of people face a fourth night without electricity, water, food, or heat in near-freezing temperatures. >> in an hour of the earthquake, we had a response management team set up to coordinate an interagency governmental response that has been working 24/7 ever since. >> and japanese officials say they overwhelmed and the toll is estimate at $100 billion but the human toll, brian, is incalculable. >>> you will find the latest developments on www.myfoxdc.com and the pictures of the aftermath. find out how to help those affected by the quake and tsunami. >>> chaos continues in libya. moa mar ghadafi's -- moa mar ghadafi's military battles rebels. they're getting pounded using tanks, tillery and air strikes. he claims he caught brega yesterday but the rebels took him back overnight. egypt
NBC
Mar 14, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, now there's a full scale nuclear scare, and it's deepening. tonight the u.s. is being asked for more help. our team is on the ground and our coverage begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, it started with a freak of nature, the fifth largest earthquake ever recorded on the planet, but then, right then as the rubble settled and the buildings stopped swaying, the water came ashore. the tsunami in japan killed thousands. in some parts of some towns, there's no remaining evidence that anyone ever lived there. and now tonight the crisis has taken yet another turn, and we are covering a full-blown nuclear scare in japan. there are 17 nuclear power plants across that country, 54 nuclear reactors in all, but one plant in particular is in trouble. it's the fukushima plant, and if you've seen the pictures of it over the weekend, you may know. there was one explosion in one building on saturday, another just yesterday. and now a third reactor is in trouble at that same facility. we're starting to hear terms like partial meltdown. it's an urgent situatio
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
every 1,000 years. the u.s. geological survey says the quake shifted part of japan coastline. ready for this? japan has moved 13 feet closer to the united states. the earth moved ten inches because of this and the tsunami. the earth's axis was tilted slightly and shortened the length of the day by a couple of millionths of a second. part of japan's elevation has dropped do you remember the devastation in haiti do you remember what that looked like and how bad that was? that was horrible. but this quake in japan packed 1,000 times the punch of what hit haiti. you have probably seen the footage over and over again. i sat at my computer with my wife the other night looking at this stuff thinking oh, my gosh. moment that the earthquake struck. show the video of the buildings on the outside. this is amazing. watch the taller buildings. look at them sway. you will notice they didn't fall. whether this would happen in california now, i don't know. this is a testament to japanese ingenuity and honestly their preparation. they knew and they had prepared for years. then they were hit by somet
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2011 10:00am EDT
explosion, some u.s. personnel were treated for low levels of contaminati contamination. and millions of people have spent three nights without food, water and power. 1,000 bodies washing up on the coastline of miyagi prefecture as well. some towns in japan are running out of coffins and body bags. one town was completely flattened, among the dead people who could not get out of their hospital beds. 1700 residents still missing. but in the middle of all of this destruction, an amazing rescue. an elderly man alive. he was found alive and he survived three days under rubble in miyagi, japan. rescuers scaried him out today. msnbc's chris jansing has made her way to tokyo, there live for us. chris, what are you seeing? >> reporter: well, i have to tell you, when you see that video of the one man being rescued you see there are a few glimmers of hope here. but they are indeed few and far between. the scenes have been absolutely unrelenting devastation. 1,000 bodies, as you said, washing up on one shoreline. they had been washed into the sea bi-the huge waves of the tsunami and are
NBC
Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
. in the u.s., stocks were higher on friday. the bloomberg maryland index rising on gains for under armour. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 39 degrees on tv hill. >> raven safety is packing quite a punch in the ring. keith mills has highlights. that is coming up in sports. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. would you change your bank if it suddenly imposed a ceiling on your debit card purchases? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. >> so, ah, your seat good? got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving. we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru. so it's a good thing our new air wick odor detect senses th
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
>>> a second hydrogen explosion in three days reported at a nuclear plant in japan. the u.s. now shifting offshore aid away from the area. meantime, the death toll is rying in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated the nation. we have got the latest developments straight ahead. >>> sexual assault and murder inside a popular store in bethesda. the suspects are still on the loose. fox 5 morning news continues now at 6:00. >>> start you off with a view of the nation's capital this morning. it is monday morning, march 14. 38degrees at reagan national airport. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's get a check of weather with tucker barnes. he is here with more on what is a chilly start to the day but it will be a nice forecast for the rest of the week too. >> temperature-wise, this will be the cool one today and better and better from here. by the end of the week, spring is going to -- it will feel like spring around here. let's get right to the bus stop forecast. it will be cold for the kids or for you
NBC
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
can. >> this is raising questions about the safety of nuclear power plants here in the u.s. they say 23 of the 104 reactors operating in this country have the same design as those at fukushima. they fear the u.s. is unprepared to respond to a nuclear disaster. >> power reactors are decades old. we have lots of problems with those reactors and problems that we do not have a regulatory structure that is on top of how dangerous those reactors are. >> the members of congress calling for a moratorium on new plants. >> we need to call a timeout and examine whether or non those safety features which are going to be necessary in the future are built into the new nuclear plants in our country. >> the chairman of the nuclear regulatory commission say nuclear plants in the u.s. are safe and are designed to withstand significant natural disasters including earthquakes and tsunami is. >> we will always take whatever steps necessary to ensure the safety and security of nuclear power plants in this country, but right now we believe we have a very strong program in place. >> do winehouse says the pr
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
capacity. a second hydrogen explosion at the plant could be heard for 25 miles. u.s. navy ships in the area moved further away after detecting radiation from the plant. nearly 2 million households are without electricity in japan where it is freezing. 1.4 million homes without water, food is scarce and gasoline rationed nationwide. the growing nuclear threat is receiving so much attention at this hour. that is where we begin in fukushima. >> reporter: some part of fukushima didn't suffer much visible earthquake damage, but the people in this town are dealing with an entirely different threat, 20 miles outside of the nuclear evacuation zone. inside that zone, a second explosion at the damaged daiichi nuclear complex in three days left radioactive smoke pouring into the sky. this time 11 workers were injured in a planned attempt to release steam from the third reactor. the outer casing burst into pieces though its core is said to be intact. today's blast could be felt 25 miles away and triggered an alert from anyone in the zone to stay indoors. radiation levels at the dee eachy complex were t
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> also, new nuclear concerns in japan that there is a direct connection to the u.s. navy. >>> it's been an anxious morning for some b.a.r.t. comcommuters -- commuters. >>> right now, hundreds of bay area community college students and their supporters are heading north to the state's capitol. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's monday, march 14th. >>> just hours ago, b.a.r.t. took -- took care of one problem. >> sal has more on the coverage. >> what happened? >> the system is running well. allie rasmus has more. >> reporter: well, right now, there are delays of trains coming in san francisco. at the concord station. that brought the strain line and traffic to a complete standstill. news chopper 2 was overhead when it happened. b.a.r.t. officials still don't know why that derailment happened. crews worked overnight to remove the derailed tank -- train. at 4:00 a.m. this morning, the work was complete and selves was restored. back out here live, there were delays. when we talked to commuters this morning, the
NBC
Mar 14, 2011 4:00am PDT
losing new coolant. the u.s. stchlt ronald reagan traveled through a radioactive cloud and that crew members on deck are believed to have received a month's worth of radiation in an hour. veronica. >> hmm. all right, kristen dahlgren, thank you so much. >>> in the meantime, experts are weighing in on the potential impact at home if a disaster as devastating as the one that hit japan were had hit us. we go to tracie potts here in washington. tracie, good morning. >> good morning, everyone. there are 104 nuclear plants ms country. almost a quarter of them are built like those now under a state of emergency in jap pann. the u.s. is actually looking at building more. the nuclear regulatory commission says power plants in this country are built to with stand the most severe shock, but the government is looking at even more of these. four more many progress. 20 applications. the government announced $8 billion in loans last year for new nuclear plants. they're looking for four times that in the upcoming budget. in light of what's going on in japan reason here on capitol hill some lawm
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, we ought to be solving this problem by drilling more in the u.s. and, of course, in essence what people are talking about is they want to drill more in the gulf of mexico. of course there's plenty of opportunity to drill in the gulf of mexico. there are 30 million acres that are already under lease that have not been drilled. there are 7 million acres that are being drilled under lease. but there's an additional 30 million acres in the gulf of mexico under lease. and so there's plenty of opportunity. so there's a lot more opportunity for domestic drilling. but what i want to talk about today is it's this simplified message that if we just drill more domestically -- which we clearly have the capacity to -- that that's going to solve the problem. and that's not the problem, and that's not the reason for why the gas prices are going up like they are. now, i'll grant you that whenever there is an oil-producing region of the world where there is a disruption, then that does have some effect on the price of oil. but what we have seen is an extraordinary spike in just the last couple of
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